Little Known 9/11 Memorials
Never Forget September 11, 2001
After taking a look at the following brief hub be sure to check out sites for the 9/11 memorials located around our nation's capital such as this at Arlington.
Share the information so it can be used it to hold on to the lessons we need to remember, and to teach truth about why we became a nation to others.
A Short Story of Tragedy and Courage
So many pictures of the criminal tragedy, so many images that can never adequately honor the victims whose lives were cut short, so many heroes who tried to help. Too much was lost for us to forget simply because it hurts.
Mere snapshots from a moment in time and the images can't be long enough to tell the story as loudly as it should be told, but they do help us hold on to the truth of what happened.
This hub may be flagged as too short, but I think it needs to stand. Stand as a reminder of the lives that were too short. Stand to help us remember the pain that we would prefer to forget.
It should stand to remind us that it's important to remember the story and to make sure history correctly records the event and the people involved. Stand as a reminder that our freedoms have been costly, and are always in danger.
Remembering the victims is imperative. To forget them and their ending because it breaks our hearts to recall the anguish is impossibly unthinkable and even more foolish than we can imagine.
Let our hearts and minds remember the incident with its horror and pain. Both to acknowledge the people that the tragedy enveloped so intimately and because we need to stay as alert as we should, let's not forget.
Compelled to write something to note the little known 911 memorials highlighted in the article, all the memories of where I was, where I went, who I was with, and who I saw came flooding back as I thought through what to write.
• My friend coming to my door in shocked disbelief.
• My daughter stopping in from school wondering if it could be true.
• The waiter and waitress at lunch hardly daring to offer their normal greeting.
• The televisions on everywhere as if the events had to be rehearsed to be believed.
• Dealing with the need to know more about what happened and the desire that it not be true, that somehow what we were hearing about what we were seeing was a mistake.
• Sitting in the car in a parking lot with my friend in order to find quiet and get away from the shocked looks on people's faces for a little while.
• The stunned feeling through dinner at home highlighting the difficulty of not knowing what to say to each other.
• Going to a fitful sleep with questions whirling in our minds.
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On Remembering 9/11
Every September 11 we need to be willing to face the struggle we will always have with the heart's desire to forget the trauma of the losses against the mind's knowledge that it is wisdom to remember.
It is crucial to help each other understand that reconciling the difficulty of remembering when we would rather be able to forget is not hard when the consequences of forgetting are so important. Acknowledging the losses is part of being careful with the future.
Mine is a small story of that day, but like me, most Americans still think about the families who lost loved ones, about the heros of that sad day, and about how our lives all changed because of the evil work of the day.
Remember to always remember NYC, September 11, 2001. Share the stories--share the truth. Share it with young people and never let what we learned that day be forgotten.
Never let the people lost that day be disregarded. Never forget to be forever thankful to the heroes and their families.
Let's remain mindful that the majority of the peace and safety we benefit from and enjoy compared to the rest of the world's societies is in great measure due to just such heroes.
One of Many 911 Heroes
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